Lessons from Roger: The Best of #EbertChat
In celebration of our CNN television premiere on Sunday, January 4, at 9pm ET (with an encore at 11pm ET), we've combed through our #EbertChat archive to collect together anecdotes about Roger and his invaluable impact on film. Enjoy!
- Collected from our popular series #EbertChat, here are our guest host film critics and filmmakers discussing Roger, his writing, and his influence on how they look at the movies.
- First up: Ava DuVernay is an acclaimed writer and director; her most recent film, Selma -- about Martin Luther King Jr. and the 1965 voting rights march from Selma to Montgomery, AL -- won the 2014 AFI award for Movie of the Year, and is currently nominated for 4 Golden Globes. This year, Ava became the first woman of color to be nominated for the Best Director award at the Golden Globes.
- What makes Roger's writing so distinctive?
- What was the best advice that Roger ever gave you?
- What did you learn from Roger and his film criticism?
- What do you admire about Roger's attitude towards film?